Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hello, Summer!

I am happy to report a few things: I'm half way done with classes, I graduated with my associate's degree this past weekend (lame, I know, but it's nice to celebrate the small accomplishments), and it is officially summer... for a couple of weeks anyways. In a couple of weeks, summer classes start back up and I, unfortunately, have to take 2 summer classes. 

I recently created a summer bucket-list of things that I want to do with the boys (or not). Anyways, on the top of that list is read 10 books. When I was younger, I was an avid reader, and even throughout my adulthood until I started going back to school. After all the reading for classes that I had to do, I just didn't have it in me to read anything else. So every break, I try to read at least one book, but I wanted to step up my game this summer. I have almost an entire bookshelf worth of books that I haven't gotten around to reading, so I wanted to challenge myself this summer. Also, I didn't want to just binge watch One Tree Hill (for the millionth) time. ;) 

The Books:

1. The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand
2. The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
3. The Things We Do For Love by Kristin Hannah
4. Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (Yes, I'm aware it's a YA book, but who cares!)
5. Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos
6. Summer House by Nancy Thayer
7. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
8. Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green
9. The Girls by Lori Lansens
10. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (Not to be confused with 50 Shades of Grey)

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I finished the first two on the list. 

Other things on my list? Go bowling once a month, visit the places that downtown Wichita has to offer, go to the drive-in (which we love!), go to a Minor League Baseball game, go to the Donut Hole downtown with my boys, take a short trip to Branson. Nothing super exciting, but things that I want to do. I've lived near Wichita for 5 years now (!!) and I've hardly explored downtown, or visited anywhere fun (Exploration Place, Botanica) and this summer, I decided that I will finally get around to doing it. 

Make sure you follow me on Instagram to see my fun adventures!  

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thrifty Thursdays

It's been awhile since I've done a Thrifty Thursday post, but I've been thrifting quite a bit lately. My parents moved to a different city, so I had to go check out their Goodwill... and I happened to stop in on the day the clothes were 50% off! I had originally only picked up one blazer that was about $10 but after realizing there was a sale I grabbed a couple more! My total was about $11! 


The middle blazer above was the first one I picked up. It has beautiful lace detail and that's why I was drawn to it. I picked up a couple more for less than $3 each!

Over winter break I sent some clean out bags to ThredUp and I finally got around to ordering some new clothes from them and I love my purchases! All but one are perfect fits, I'm hoping the purple ones end up working out though! But on the plus side, I think I may have FINALLY found the perfect pair of cobalt blue pants! Both pair of shorts are amazing!




I had some spare time before class earlier this week so I stopped in at the Goodwill there, and I found some pretty great items! I bought the mint (?) sweater on a whim and I'm not sure if I'm going to like it... I guess I should have tried them on before I bought them. Lesson learned. 


The chevron shirt is also a little small, but I'm hoping it'll work out. 

The last couple of shirts I picked up yesterday, and I wasn't impressed with the selection at the Goodwill I went to.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pinspired Tuesdays

Well classes are in full swing, but honestly, I feel less overwhelmed this semester than I have in the past. I have 3 face to face classes and my Tuesday are completely full of class, but I like that most of my classes are all on one day. 

I'm trying really hard not to fall into the yoga pant trap at classes... no matter how hard it is! Sometimes it's hard to pick out an outfit that is cute but comfortable so that it will last all day. So I've used this Stylebook app to aid me in my outfits. I take screen shots the outfits from Pinterest and save them in the "inspiration" section of the app and look through them when I'm getting dressed. It also allows me to create outfits and then I can add the outfits to the calendar. It also helps me keep track of how many times I wear each article of clothing so then eventually I can go through and donate what I don't wear. 

Anyways, on to the outfit! This outfit is obviously a summer outfit, but I winterized it and made it work appropriate. :) 



jean jacket// old navy from goodwill
shirt// kohls
pants// old navy from goodwill
shoes// old
jewelry// premier jewelry

Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy 2015!

Whew! The last half of 2014 was just as crazy as the first half! I have really missed blogging, but let's be honest: a) I hardly had time to do anything other than school work; and b) since I didn't work, I didn't bother to get all dressed up (I basically lived in yoga pants!). Even the few times I did get dressed up I didn't manage to get any pictures. 

Lately though, I've found myself with an extreme amount of spare time on my hands since I school doesn't start for another week. I've been binge-watching Gilmore Girls on netflix, purging my closet, browsing pinterest, and eating way too much! I found this pin and decided I was going to recreate that look the next time I was got all dressed up.


jean jacket// old navy via goodwill
dress// old navy via goodwill
leggings// apt 9 via kohls 
boots// natural soul via kohls
scarf// virtual garage sale
belt// old
jewelry// premier jewelry

Thursday, August 7, 2014

New Obsessions

If you follow me on Instagram you've likely seen my new obsession, vintage pyrex! I just love the colors, and they're so durable! So every time I head to Goodwill I make sure to head straight to the cookware section. I also look for it on CraigsList and Facebook. 

I also have this new thing for Longaberger baskets. I found some this past weekend when I was at goodwill for pretty cheap! I snagged them up right away. Not sure what I'll do with them yet, but I'm sure I can come up with something!

I ended up really liking the leopard with the neon yellow. I also think that these shorts from the Gap are amazing. They're not super short, but they're also not too long. Which is perfect for this momma!

shirt// apt. 9 from goodwill
shorts// gap from thredUP
shoes// bobs
jewelry// premier jewelry

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Several Ways to Wear It Wednesday.. Mint Skinnies Part 2!

I already showed you some ways I wore my mint skinnies here. Looking back, I realized how versatile these pants actually are, so I wanted to show you three more ways I wore them!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Pinspired Tuesday: Green Shorts && Summer Cleaning

I feel like I'm constantly going through my closet and cleaning it out. I'm getting ready to send in my FOURTH bag to thredUP since March. Granted, one of the bags was full of kid clothes, which is awesome that they take kid clothes too! If you've been reading for awhile now, and following me on Instagram you know how much I've come to love thredUP. Have you guys checked them out yet? If not, go check them out!

This is just one of my favorite outfits that I've put together from my thredUP purchases! It was inspired by this pin



shirt// old navy from threduP
shorts// old navy from thredUP
shoes// target
jewelry// premier jewelry


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